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  1. Well-Off, Over 50: Risk for Problem Drinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking. A team led by Jose Ip

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  2. Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a r

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  3. Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who look older than their years may be aging at an accelerated pace, new research suggests. A study of 38-year-olds in New Zealand found their "biological age" -- the state of their organs, immune system, heart health a

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  4. A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it. But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and

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  5. Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in mainta

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  6. 'Moderate' Drinking Harms Older People's Hearts?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. "In an elderly populati

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  7. Majority of Older U.S. Adults Take Daily Aspirin

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. Leading medical associations recommen

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  8. Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults involved in these activities or those who used a computer later in life wer

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  9. Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may

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  10. Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of

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